Jennifer Caisley is a PhD student at Peterhouse, Cambridge, researching the reading of Goethe's literary works in conjunction with his scientific writings. In this post, she offers some advice to fellow PhD students about presenting your first research paper. I remember the weeks prior to giving my first paper, in the second term of my … Continue reading Top tips for presenting your first research paper
This is a guest post by Dr Heike Bartel (University of Nottingham), originally delivered as a tribute to Anthea Bell at the WIGS AGM on 10 November 2018, as part of the WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference at Aston University. Together with many colleagues and friends we were very saddened to hear of the death of … Continue reading Tribute to Anthea Bell
The WIGS committee felt so honoured to read the entries for this year's Book Prize and Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions. They were all really inspiring and challenging. After much deliberation, the Book Prize was awarded to Iga Nowicz and the Essay Prize to Judith Lebiez. Iga's prize for her book proposal, which is entitled 'Multilingual … Continue reading Congratulations to our prize winners!
A guest blog post by Professor Ingrid Sharp, University of Leeds, about a new play based on research conducted in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies. This is part of a project funded by the AHRC follow-on funding scheme. Context I have a long-standing interest in writing women back into history as historical agents, showing … Continue reading Women of Aktion: Putting revolutionary women centre stage
The latest conference programme for the WIGS 30th Annual Members' Conference at Aston University can be viewed here: WIGS Aston 2018 Conference Programme, 8 November 2018 We can't wait!
The deadline for entering the WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competition is fast approaching! The testimonies of previous prize-winners below show just how valuable the experience can be for inspiring your research, boosting your confidence and gaining recognition for your work. Read what they have to say and enter your own essay by 1 October! The winner … Continue reading Seeking inspiration, confidence and recognition? Enter the Postgraduate Essay Prize competition by 1 October!
Ahead of the WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference at Aston University on 9-10 November 2018, the WIGS committee would like to give you a sneak preview of the conference programme, including a day packed full of papers, a keynote lecture by Professor Elizabeth Boa, the PG/ECR workshop, and the WIGS Book Prize and WIGS PG Essay … Continue reading Sneak Preview – WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference Programme!
There's just a week left to get your abstracts in for the WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference. Don't miss it! CALL FOR PAPERS WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference Saturday 10 November 2018 Aston University The annual Women in German Studies members’ conference will be held at Aston University this November. Abstracts (c.150 words) are invited for … Continue reading Reminder: CFP deadline (11 May 2018) for WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference
When introducing my thesis topic - diabetes care and research in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) - I am often met with some initially bemused-looking faces. Why diabetes? And why in the GDR? Having been interested from the beginning in the GDR, my primary objective was to use an unusual case study as a way … Continue reading Featured research: diabetes care and research in the GDR
CALL FOR PAPERS WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference Saturday 10 November 2018 Aston University The annual Women in German Studies members’ conference will be held at Aston University this November. Abstracts (c.150 words) are invited for papers of about 20 minutes duration, on any topic within German Studies. There will be a workshop for postgraduates … Continue reading CFP: WIGS 30th Anniversary Conference, Aston, 10 November 2018
Heike Krüsemann recently submitted her thesis, in which she investigated whether the image of Germans in the UK press affects whether pupils want to study the language. Here she discusses the highlights of her work. As a German teacher in English secondary schools for many years, I became more and more aware of how difficult … Continue reading Featured research: pupils’ motivation for learning German
In WIGS' 30th anniversary year, the WIGS committee are delighted to announce the calls for our 2018 WIGS Book Prize (for ECRs) and 2018 WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions. Please see below for further details. Women in German Studies Book Prize Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for first books, sponsored by Peter … Continue reading WIGS Book Prize and WIGS Postgraduate Essay Prize competitions 2018
Earlier this year at the 'Reform and Revolt' Open WiGS Conference in Oxford, postgraduate delegates focused on making women visible on the digital map during the PG workshop. In a session convened by Wikimedian in Residence at the University of Oxford, Dr Martin Poulter, Wiggies learned how to upload content to Wikipedia and how to contribute … Continue reading Wikimedia Guide: How to curate content on Wikipedia!
Hi! I'm Mary Frank, the new postgrad rep at WIGS. My specialism is translation, and I'm working on a PhD at Bristol University that investigates the interplay between translation theory and translation practice. It's a practice-led project that asks whether and how translation theory can help the practising translator and vice versa. The text I'm … Continue reading Calling all postgrads: tell everybody about your research!
The deadline for expressions of interest in WIGS committee vacancies has been extended to this Sunday 18 June. Please see below for details. A number of committee terms of office are ending at the same time, as a result of which we are advertising the following WIGS committee vacancies: Irish Representative, PG Representative, and IT … Continue reading Extended deadline: WIGS Committee Vacancies (18 June)
*Extended deadline for WIGS Open Conference registration* via the Online Booking Form. If you would like to take part in the conference dinner, please register by 23:59 GMT on Sunday 11 June, as Henrike Lähnemann needs to give the conference manager at St Edmund Hall final numbers for the dinner on Monday. If you only … Continue reading Extended deadline: WIGS Open Conference, 22-24 June 2017, St Edmund Hall, Oxford
*UPDATE 10/06/17: EXTENDED CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE* Registration for this year’s Open Conference on the theme of Reform & Revolt at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford (22-24 June 2017) is now open! Please register by completing the ONLINE BOOKING FORM. The booking form will be open until 9 June. To help with planning, the organisers would be most … Continue reading Registration open: Reform & Revolt, WIGS Open Conference, 22-24 June 2017, St Edmund Hall, Oxford
*UPDATE 13/06/17: EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST* A number of committee terms of office are ending at the same time, as a result of which we are advertising the following WIGS committee vacancies: Irish Representative, PG Representative, and IT officer (please see below for details). This is an excellent opportunity to hold a position of responsibility … Continue reading WIGS Committee Vacancies
Registration information for the WIGS Open Conference at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, 22-24 June, will be published on the WIGS blog later this month (watch this space!), but we wanted to give you a sneak peak at the DRAFT PROGRAMME already (click on the link to view). We look forward to seeing many of you (members … Continue reading Draft Programme: WIGS Open Conference, Oxford, 22-24 June 2017
In the first of a new series of blog entries on aspects of members’ career trajectories, Rose Simpson offers her thoughts on work-life balance: It took me a while to become a Woman in German Studies. I was temperamentally unsuited to life as a bank-manager’s wife and the Girls’ Grammar had failed to offer any other … Continue reading Work-Life Balance